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What does Beryl mean?

Beryl Pronunciation of Beryl [beryl] as a girls' name is pronounced BEHR-el. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Beryl is "light green semiprecious gemstone". The word is of Indian origin, from the Sanskrit term "veruliya". The beryl was considered a token of good luck. Biblical: the eighth foundation stone of the wall of New Jerusalem was made of beryl. The name came into fashion at the end of the 19th century. Author Beryl Markham.

Associated with: greek, light, green, semiprecious (precious), good, luck (star), biblical, stone (rock), jerusalem (israeli), 19th century.


Beryl has 7 variants: Beril, Berri, Berrie, Berry, Beryle, Berylla and Beryn.

Affiliated girl names: Cheryl and Jewel.

1 masculine form: Berilo.

Creative forms:
(female) Baryl, Beuryl, ..

(male) Bely, Bero, ..

Middle name pairings:
Beryl Kenya (B.K.), ..

How popular is Beryl?

Beryl is a very prominent first name for women (#948 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Beryl reached its highest rank of #407 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beryl name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beryl outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Beryl are Jewel (#887 via latest list) and Cheryl. Adoption of these relations of Beryl was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 1.22%) and is now much less (adoption 0.01%, 99% less), with versions like Cheryl becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beryl, Cheryl, Jewel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beryl and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Apryl, Averyl, Bel, Bell, Bera, Berbya (see Barbara), Beret, Berit, Berna, Berni, Berny, Bert, Berta, Berte, Berti, Berty, Beyla, Brya, Bryly (see Briley), Bryn, Caryl, Cecyl, Daryl, Euryl, Karyl, Kerryl, Keryl, Maryl, Merryl, Meryl, Sheryl, Terryl (see Teryl) and Teryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beryl.

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